Tag Archive: China

Nov 19

Amnesty report slams Abu Dhabi before F1 finale

Human rights organisation Amnesty International has criticised Abu Dhabi in the days before F1’s high-profile and glitzy season finale

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 01 Political criticism of grand prix hosts like Bahrain and China is common, but a report entitled ‘There is no freedom here’ published this week by Amnesty said violations by the United Arab Emirates “has gone largely ignored by the world”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Porsche 919 Hybrid on pole in Shanghai

Stuttgart. The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start the six-hour race at Shanghai, China from pole position and third on the grid.

Mark Webber logo After Spa – where round two of the World Championship was held in spring – this is the second pole position for the new and innovative Porsche Le Mans Prototype.

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Oct 27

Next stop: Shanghai

Off the back of our great result in Fuji I am looking forward to getting back into the car in China.

Mark Webber logo I know the track in Shanghai very well from my days in F1 and it’s a great circuit. The course has different winding turns and two long straights. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Todt tips Ferrari to end crisis quickly

Jean Todt insists Ferrari is not in the sort of crisis today that he found at Maranello more than two decades ago.

2014-06-14-1001 The Frenchman, now FIA president, said any comparison between when he was drafted in by Luca di Montezemolo to rebuild the team in 1993 and Ferrari’s current situation “makes me smile”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

F1 teams to ‘follow’ Ecclestone to Russia

F1 team bosses have swerved around the political crisis in the wake of the MH17 air disaster.

2014-07-15 - Sochi Autodrom - photo Igor Chernov 03 The sport is scheduled to race on Russian soil for the first time in October, but there is pressure to cancel or boycott the race amid the deepening controversy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

DTM selects Zandvoort as replacement venue for China

The ninth round of the 2014 DTM season will be held from 27th to 28th September at Zandvoort, Netherlands.

DTM Zandvoort 2013 The Chinese round that originally was supposed to be held at Guangzhou, on this weekend, had to be cancelled as the modifications necessary for erecting the circuit proved to be far more extensive than planned.

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Jul 23

Nelson Piquet Jr to test Formula E at Donington

Nelson has a successful history in single-seater racing

2014-05-16 - Renault - Formula E (1) Current Global Rallycross championship leader Nelson Piquet Jr will drive tomorrow for Team China Racing at the official FIA Formula E test day at Donington Park, UK. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Webber-like luck ‘can’t go on’ – Vettel

After four consecutive world championships, Sebastian Vettel’s fall from grace has been swift in 2014.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (3) Although a chassis change after China appeared to have worked for the German, Vettel’s troubles returned with a vengeance in Monaco, where poor reliability spoiled not only his qualifying, but also the race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Monaco mind games ‘good for Rosberg’ – Massa

Monaco was a victory for Nico Rosberg not only on the track, but also in the mind.

2014-05-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0010 That is the view of Felipe Massa, who in 2008 only just lost the battle to Hamilton when the Briton won his sole title. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Hamilton tries ‘mind games’ on teammates – Button

“There were a few things he played on me”

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Lewis Hamilton 03 F1’s dominant championship leader Lewis Hamilton will try to play “mind games”, according to former teammate Jenson Button. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Formula E: Teams receive the first batch of single-seater electric cars

“We are delighted to have reaped the fruit of our collaboration with Renault.” – Frédéric Vasseur

2014-05-16 - Renault - Formula E (2) The FIA Formula E Championship is gradually building up to the new competition’s first race in Beijing, China, on September 13.

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May 14

Vettel’s old chassis was ‘bent’ – report

“The chassis he (Vettel) used in the first four races was in fact crooked.”

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (9) The chassis used by Sebastian Vettel in the first four races of 2014 was bent, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Ferrari backs Mattiacci’s low-profile start

Montezemolo has vowed to stick close to Mattiacci while the Italian settles in.

2014-05-09 - Scuderia Ferrari - Spain - Fernando Alonso 04 He has arguably the highest-pressure job in all of formula one, but new Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci is keeping a conspicuously low profile. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Vettel’s new chassis for Spain is ‘old’

Vettel on Thursday revealed that his new RB10 for Spain actually isn’t ‘new’ at all.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Dr Helmut Marko - Sebastian Vettel - Niki Lauda Sebastian Vettel has confirmed he switched chassis ahead of this weekend’s Spanish grand prix because of his poor performance in China.
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May 09

Mercedes drivers say no to team psychologist

Lewis Hamilton has ruled out making use of Mercedes’ new F1 psychologist.

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 02 It has emerged that Dr Ceri Evans, who also worked with New Zealand’s ‘All Blacks’ during the rugby team’s world cup triumph, was in the Shanghai garage last time out and could return this weekend in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Bottas to keep sitting out Friday sessions

Valtteri Bottas will continue to sit out practice sessions this year for Williams’ test drivers.

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Valrerri Bottas 00 When reserve driver Felipe Nasr made his first Friday appearance in 2014, it was at the wheel of Finn Bottas’ car in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Red Bull plays down Vettel’s chassis change

“We don’t understand why Vettel’s tyre wear was so much higher than Ricciardo’s,” Marko

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (10) Red Bull has played down the significance of Sebastian Vettel getting a brand new chassis for this weekend’s Spanish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Mercedes rules out ‘taxi driving’ in Barcelona

Mercedes has played down the issue of team orders ahead of this weekend’s Spanish grand prix.

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Lewis Hamilton 02 After Bahrain, where Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg thrilled spectators with their unfettered wheel-to-wheel battle, it was suggested team chiefs were subsequently split over the issue of team orders. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

2014 wins ‘not easy’ for Ferrari – Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado doubts Ferrari can turn around its disappointing start to the season and win races in 2014.

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Pastor Maldonado (1) Fernando Alonso appeared to be putting the F14-T’s early troubles behind him in China last time out when he finished the race on the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Rosberg tips rivals to be closer in Spain

“Until now we have had a big gap to our nearest competitors”

2014-04-19 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Nico Rosberg (7) Nico Rosberg has tipped Mercedes’ rivals to have closed the gap during the three-week break since last month’s Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Rosberg claims ‘better than Hamilton in dry’

Nico Rosberg is sounding far from defeated ahead of the Spanish grand prix.

2014-04-19 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Nico Rosberg (1) The German, although still leading the drivers’ world championship by a few points, has seen his teammate Lewis Hamilton win the last three races on the trot. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Ricciardo wants ‘fair fight’ with Vettel

Ricciardo, however, said orders must be followed

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo Daniel Ricciardo says he accepts the “responsibility” of sometimes having to “move over” for his Red Bull teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Renault eyeing ‘100pc’ by Montreal

“Maybe in Montreal we will be close to 100 per cent” – Taffin

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (8) Renault is on the road to getting “100 per cent” from its new turbo V6 engine, according to operations chief Remi Taffin. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Raikkonen must resolve Ferrari pace crisis – Hakkinen

“Kimi has problems and they need to be resolved” – Hakkinen

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Kimi Raikkonen (1) Kimi Raikkonen must quickly get on terms with his Ferrari teammate, countryman and fellow world champion Mika Hakkinen insists. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Mercedes chiefs disagree over team orders

A debate is raging inside Mercedes.

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China (1) The dominant German team declared proudly after the Bahrain grand prix that letting Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go wheel-to-wheel in a thrilling battle was the right decision for the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

New fuel could bring three tenths – Marko

New fuel could give Red Bull a three-tenths boost next time out in Barcelona

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo (5)That is the claim of the reigning world champions’ Austrian director Dr Helmut Marko, as Red Bull pushes to close the gap to 2014’s dominant team Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

McLaren should focus on track, not court – Horner

“With the changes that happened at McLaren he decided he didn’t want to join”

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Christian Horner Red Bull has advised McLaren to focus on upping its game rather than taking the reigning world champions to court. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Alonso says China podium belongs to Domenicali

“I think this podium should be dedicated to Stefano”

2014-03-04_0011 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso has suggested Ferrari’s new boss cannot take the credit for his breakthrough podium in China. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Raikkonen denies struggle due to lagging motivation

“I’ve been around long enough to know that sometimes it is just like this.”

2014-01-31 - Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Kimi Raikkonen (3) Kimi Raikkonen on Sunday lashed out at suggestions his struggle at Ferrari so far in 2014 might be due to flagging motivation.
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Apr 21

McLaren is going through a ‘Whitmarsh’ effect, according to F1 legend Niki Lauda

McLaren feeling Whitmarsh effect – Lauda

2014-04-18 - McLaren Mercedes - SAP Just two weeks ago in Bahrain, Jenson Button said the only quicker car in the field was the dominant Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

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